One very high profile on-going case in the United States which highlights the increasing clout of Moslem extremists in mainstream American life is that of Rifqa Bary, a 17-year-old girl from a family of Sri Lankan expatriates who have been Moslems, according to Rifqa, for 150 generations. A brilliant student and High School cheerleader girl, Rifqa decided to give her life to Jesus; and for four years, as she claims – backed up by a FaceBook webpage captured by Pamela Geller – she practiced Christianity in her closet. However, words eventually flitered to her parents, who are members of the radical Noor Islamic Center in Columbus, Ohio, and soon, brutal attacks (one of which her classmates felt compelled to report to the school’s counselor [bruises on Rifqa's limbs] began to be inflicted upon her by her father. Fearing for dear life, especially after direct threats by her father to that effect, Rifqa fled Ohio in July for the relative safety of Orlando, Florida, where she found temporary refuge with Reverend Blake Lorenz, pastor of the Orlando-based Global Revolution Church, whom she had met through an online Facebook group.
However, backed by the notorious Hamas-linked Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Noor Mosque, Rifqa’s biological father is mounting a serious legal (and media) battle, demanding that Rifqa should be returned home to him. This is despite numerous well known cases of Moslem parents killing their “unsubmissive” children and kins in the infamous “Honour Killing” phenomenon – several of which have been reported in previous editions of CA! For instance, on new year day, last year, Amina and Sarah Said, were allegedly murdered by their father in Texas for having non-muslim boyfriends. They had fled home, just like Rifqa, but their mum lured them back home. They were dead within twenty-four hours of their return (www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,3036,00.html).
Thankfully, due to a surprisingly massive Christian interest and supports (mainly via the Internet), the judge had ruled that Rifqa be left alone in Florida (next hearing on Oct 13). Rifqa’s story is well covered by Pamela Geller on her site, AtlasShrugs http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/rifqa-bary-slow-motion-honor-killing/; while her 6-minute interview on a local TV station is now posted on the YouTube.